November is a special month for non-profits. Despite the ads you see gracing our pages, that is what we are—a non-profit. Our magazine exists because of a gracious grant from our publisher, CiTR. That grant covers the costs that we cannot make up with ads.
November is a special month for non-profits. It is viewed for a variety of reasons as the key month for fundraising. It is the month when people seek to make charitable donations for tax purposes, and on an emotional level, it is the time when people are in a more charitable spirit of giving as the Xmas season rolls around.
CiTR has a dedication to maintain it’s presence as a leader in the community and is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and enriched culture. CiTR funds Discorder as part of fulfilling this goal and we work with CiTR in it’s endeavours. CiTR is going to be in the throes of a fund drive for two weeks this November and in addition to the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get for supporting our quality magazine and CiTR’s programming, there will be numerous prizes for donating. Take a look at the website on Nov. 16 to see what is on offer this year. The prizes are usually stylish and appealing—a reason to donate regardless of your other reasons.
Discorder cannot exist without CiTR and this month we are hoping that you will be able to give back to CiTR. Discorder doesn’t exist without you, our readers, and we will continue to provide quality interviews with Vancouver’s musicians, an eye to the scene we all belong to, and unique artwork to photography to accompany it all! Please give generously, but every little bit helps. Donations on our behalf to CiTR will count towards continuing and improving upon the already impressive quality and quantity of coverage that we provide to inform you, our dedicated reader, of the important musical and cultural shifts that happen in Vancouver’s scene.
Donations can be made by calling 604-822-1242 with your credit card number, by mailing a cheque or money order to 233-6138 Student Union Blvd. Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1 or by visiting www.citr.ca/donate to donate online. Mention Discorder as your reason for donating to let us know that you think we’re important. Don’t hesitate, now is the time.
Jordie Yow, Editor
PS. Make sure you grab a copy next month for a very special extra big issue that will have a lovely surprise for all our readers.